Christians, women and gay men are among the groups of asylum seekers needing their own accommodation in Germany after facing attacks by fellow migrants.
In Stuttgart, 30 Christians have been moved into their own digs after frequent attacks by other migrant-seeking Muslim men.
Elsewhere gay men are being persecuted, and women, some who have been sexually abused by ISIS militants, have been moved to secret locations.
The group of Middle Eastern Christians in Stuttgart were moved into new homing after they had their bibles torn up and crucifixes smashed by fellow migrants.
The city council finally acted after a campaign group complained about the abuse and a petition signed by 17,000 people demanded they be better protected.
It said: ‘We call on the city to make it possible for them to have a communal place for Christians and protect them from further threats and attacks which they are suffering in the central gathering place for asylum seekers.’
The move was a significant one because until now Germany had been trying not to separate refugees on ethnic or religious lines.
The local evangelical church spokesman Stefan Walter said: ‘The Christian refugees come from lands where Christians are under threat.
‘Putting them all together is to ignore the right they have to protection, and is an insult to the victims of Islamic oppression.’
However, the violence shows no sign of dying down any stage soon.